Weekly Meeting – 04 October 2018

Weekly Meeting – 04 October 2018

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN October 4, 2018


11 Rotarians attended. For details please check with the Secretary.

2 Rotarians are currently on leave.


Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members

Prof. Stephan Passon, Udayana University, guest of Rtn. Klaus Paehler


SAA Edward Naus
SAA Edward rang the bell calling the Meeting to order at 1.00pm.

President Hugh Brown
President Hugh welcomed members and guests to The HUB Jimbaran. President Hugh thanked Gerrit for arranging this venue during the IMF / World Bank meetings. President Hugh stated that due to the unusual traffic restrictions in place next week, there WILL BE NO Weekly Meeting. The next weekly meeting will be on 18 October at Bali National Golf.

Other announcements:

  • Board meeting to be scheduled next week on 16 October.
  • Need to hold a General Assembly in November:
    • 1. To elect President and Board members for RY 2019-2020;
      2. Keep Global Grant active;
      3. Able to apply for new Global Grant;
      4. Review and (hopefully) accept audit results.

With that President Hugh passed the proverbial mic around for comments and updates.

PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
PP Karl stated that the club had received a cash donation of USD500 from an individual donor who donated earlier this year to the bridging fund and was impressed by the report and use of money for the cleft palate operations.

As well PP Karl reported that he had received payment from PP Eddie for last week’s silent auction.

PP Martin Smyth
PP Martin commented that the logistics of getting to and from Palu is quite difficult at present inasmuch as the Government has closed the airport to commercial air traffic. Only military and international aid air traffic is allowed.

President Hugh Brown
President Hugh remarked that there is no question that the people need aid just how to

PP Gerrit Ten Veen

PP Gerrit reported that RCB Seminyak is quite active responding to the Palu earthquake and subsequent tsunami and now has one member ‘on the ground trying to help. Furthermore the people of Palu are in need of clean water and could use the water filtration unit he described some weeks ago. Fyi… RC Bali Seminyak is now donating these units so if anyone would like to join Seminyak’s donation he would be happy to be the liaison.

Prof. Stephan Passon
Prof. Passon gave a more detailed overview of his activities at Udayana University. Having worked for 38 years in many of the world’s leading advertising agencies Prof Passon is now a professor for International Marketing. His role at Udayana University is to identify to help corporations find those ‘raw diamonds’ that will be tomorrow’s leaders.

Developed countries are now sending students to emerging countries not for knowledge gain or transfer but rather cross cultural exchange. Major destinations include Indonesia, India, Brazil and China). In today’s economy emotional intelligence, social skills, language (Tai Chi and Mandarin in particular), willingness to go abroad are skills and aptitudes companies are searching. As an example Australia as many opportunities in mining, education and tourism. Australia’s mining industry is a USD10billion industry and going forward offer great career opportunities.

Unfortunately the raffles tickets and prize didn’t make the jump from our home base at Bali National Golf so no raffle was held. :-(

President Hugh thanked everyone for making a special effort to join today. With everything new today time quickly passed and President Hugh asked SAA Edward to ring the bell at 2.10PM ending today’s lunch.

No Raffle today.

Also another fine Thursday afternoon with no Fines… ;-)

There being no other business President Hugh thanked everyone for joining today. The bell was rung and the meeting adjourned at 2:15p.m.

Next meetings/events.
11.10.2018 – Due to IMF / World Bank Conference – No Weekly Meeting
18.10.2018 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM
25.10.2018 – Monthly Fellowship Dinner at Nusa Dua Beach Grill, 6.00-8.30PM

Birthdays this month
Edward Naus, 2 October
Urs Klee, 21 Octobber
Hugh Brown, 27 October

Recurrent data information on next pages
Board of Directors and Service Chairs

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